Buying

Welcome to the Buying section. Here you will find articles about how to buy a home, first-time home buyers, the cost of buying a home and much more.

Who pays for what at the notary’s?

The final, compulsory step in every real estate transaction in Quebec takes place at the notary’s office. This is when the buyer and the seller formally confirm the bill of sale. And often during this appointment, the house keys are … Continue reading

4 points to negotiate when buying a home 

When preparing to write the Offer to Purchase for a home, the buyer must talk with the owner and reach an agreement on various points.  It’s in the best interest of both parties to remain objective and level-headed. The goal … Continue reading

5 facts you should know about protection

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that doing business with a real estate broker will protect them from any number of situations. But in fact, all real estate transactions get exactly the same legal protection. There is a lot of confusion about … Continue reading

Should you start by buying or selling?

When planning to move, many owners wonder: is it better to sell your current home before looking for a new one, or to find a new place before selling? Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It’s tricky, because both options involve … Continue reading

What is the notary’s role when you buy a house?

In Quebec, all real estate transactions have to go through a notary. The buyer usually chooses which one to go to. The notary makes sure that the amount equivalent to the sales price (down payment and mortgage) is deposited in … Continue reading

5 fundamental steps to buying a property

The steps to becoming a homeowner are not the same everywhere you go. Just within Canadian borders, these steps vary from one province to the next. Let’s go over the main steps people looking to purchase a property in Quebec … Continue reading

Bruny Surin chooses DuProprio to sell his condo

Bruny Surin knows exactly what it takes to succeed. This Montrealer, the Olympic gold medalist turned entrepreneur, knows that dedication and perseverance are essential to reaching his dreams. Selling a property is a little like running. You have to prepare, … Continue reading

3 recurrent conditions in an offer to purchase

There are a number of common conditions in an offer to purchase a property that must be adhered to, whether you’re buying a house or a condo. Until each and every one of those conditions has been met (and in … Continue reading

Five tips to protect your watercraft from theft

Did you know that theft is the leading cause of insurance claims among Quebec watercraft owners? With sky-high resale values for used watercraft parts, it’s no wonder they’re so sought-after by thieves. Here are a few tips taken from La … Continue reading

A guide to estate settlement in situations where there is no will

Has one of your loved ones died without a will? In spite of the sad circumstances, a number of steps must be taken to settle the deceased’s estate. Here is some advice taken from La Capitale’s blog that should make the … Continue reading